Co-presented with the WASHINGTON CENTER FOR THE BOOK AT THE SEATTLE PUBLIC LIBRARY.Washington Post senior correspondent Thomas E. Ricks has covered the Pentagon/U.S. military beat for over twenty years, being part of two Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist groups along the way. He has visited with such stellar books as Making the Corps, A Soldier's Duty, and Fiasco, and makes this return visit for his newest, The Generals: American Military Command from World War II to Today (Penguin Press). "This is a brilliant bookdeeply researched, well-written, and outspoken. Ricks pulls no punches in naming names as he cites serious failures of leadership, even as we were winning World War II, and failures that led to serious problems in later wars. And he calls for rethinking the concept of generalship in the Army of the future." - William J. Perry, 19th U.S. Secretary of Defense. Free admission is on a first-come, first-serve basis. The Seattle Public Library is at 1000 Fourth Avenue (between Madison & Spring). For more information, please see www.spl.org or call (206) 386-4636.